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Mike and I have been married for 10 years now, and luckily we still like each other! We've been together for over 15 years and we've spent it traveling, backpacking, climbing, skiing, triathloning, marathoning, sailing, eating, and going on as many adventures as possible. We now have two beautiful boys, Sam & Charlie, and we couldn't be more excited about seeing a whole new world through their eyes in the years to come!

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm Back!

Wow, it's been way too long! Things have been a bit busy around here, and I haven't had any time to blog, so I'll try and start from the beginning and give the highlights of the last 3 months in the Blommer family.


Mike and I both finished the Salt Lake Marathon!!

This was not anything special for Mike because he's a machine, and he can run marathons in his sleep, but for me this was a HUGE deal!! I made my goal of finishing before they closed the course and not coming in last place. That said, boy was I SLOW!! Now, for all of you who've done a marathon slower than my time please do not be offended. I'm not saying you are slow. Finishing a marathon is a huge accomplishment for anyone, so congrats to you for finishing regardless of your time, but for ME, my time of 5 hours was butt slow because I've been an athlete my entire life and I expect more of myself. Despite my time, I'm still proud of myself for finishing.

I enjoyed the race through about mile 13 (which is why I should stick to half marathons & triathlons I think), and after that it was pure hell. Really, it was awful. My lowest point was in mile 23 when a man who was WELL over 80 years old, who was speed walking the marathon passed me (yes, I was "running"). I'll defend myself by saying that he was about 6'4" and obviously an Olympic speed walker, but I just don't know how one can really excuse being passed by an 80 year old walker while running. Whatev. At least I finished. Plus, technically I ran an ultra-marathon because I went off course by at least .1 miles in mile 3 to a McDonald's to pee, so I was over 26.2. I didn't get a special award or anything, but I know what I've done and that's all that matters.

Marathon day was a BLAST. We had the entire Blommer and Merrell families in attendance plus Mike's aunt Camille flew in from the east coast. Max ran the full marathon too, and Glen ran the half. My mom, my dad, Mike's mom, Amy, and Camille ran the 5k. Congrats to everyone, but especially Camille because this was race # 20ish in her quest to run 50 5k's in 50 states before she turns 50. She is my hero. She's actually going to rune a NUDE 5k this weekend too, which I can't get over. To me that is scarier than death hands down, but I LOVE her for doing it. Check out her blog for more of her amazing story: http://www.camilles5k.blogspot.com/

CHS 10 Year Reunion

The reunion was a huge success!! After months of planning and stressing, we pulled it off. We had around 150 attendees, and everyone had a blast. Thanks to Mike for setting up an awesome photo booth!! Pics are posted online on the Cottonwood High facebook page. Here are a few of my favorites:

4th of July Backpacking Trip - You're Invited

Come one, come all to the annual Blommer Family 4th of July Backpacking Trip.

This year we're headed to Ruth Lake in the Uintas. It's a kid-friendly, 1 mile hike in. We're spending 2 nights. Please email me for details if you're interested. Here are some pic's from last year's trip to get you in the mood:


Last, but certainly not least (most in fact), could this kid be any cuter! Sam is 18 months old, and we are LOVING this age. He's such a ham!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CHS Class of 2000 10 Year Reunion - Tickets on Sale Now!

Our 10 year reunion is set for June 5th at Noah's reception center in South Jordan.

Buy tickets early (before May 22nd) and save $10.

Early Ticket Price = $50 per pair (two tickets), $28 per individual ticket

Click here to buy tickets:

Make sure to save your confirmation number as you'll use it to get in.

We have an open air space on the top floor of Noah's, which is BEAUTIFUL!!! Click here to see pics of Noah's:


Please help spread the word by copying and pasting this post to your blog!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mustache March

Typically, March is one of my favorite months. I have a lot to look forward to in March. Our wedding anniversary, my birthday, great spring skiing in the mountains, and the first signs of spring and warmer weather in the valley.

Not this year! This year I'm counting down the days until March is over.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Marathon Training Set Back

As I've been recently reminded (thanks Camille!), I'm long overdue for a marathon training update, and the timing of the reminder couldn't have been more spot on because this weekend was a particularly dramatic training weekend.

I was scheduled to run 16 miles on Saturday, which I was both dreading and looking forward to because I've never run that far at once in my entire life. I started the run feeling okay, but around mile 3 my right foot started to bother me. I kept running because at least two or three parts of my too-large-to-be-running-so-far body hurt off and on throughout my runs. However, this one didn't go away like they usually do. It gradually got worse and worse, until around mile 8 when I had to start walking, which still hurt, so I had to make the big decision to abort my run (never done before, and a bit embarrassing actually). I wasn't sure if I really was injured, or if I was just being a wuss, but I didn't want to push it, so I called Mike and he packed Sam into the car to come pick me up.

Then we packed our stuff, dropped Sam off with the grandparents (first time overnight away from us, and he did great!) and headed off to our anniversary weekend in Park City (go us, 7 years!).

Long story short, we weren't able to ski because my foot got worse, so when we got home yesterday I went to the doctor fearing the worst (stress fracture), but came home with pretty good news. He thinks it's inflammation around a tendon and it can be treated with a week of rest and tons of ibuprofen. 24 hours and 1600mg's later, it's actually feeling much better. The challenge is that I need to work my mileage back up gradually, and with 6 weeks left that will be tough, so this will be a SLOW marathon (lets be honest, it would have been anyway), so I'll have to kiss my 4:30 time goal goodbye, and really just shoot for finishing, which technically was the goal in the first place.

That's the update! Wish me luck.

Oh, also, my crazy husband got into the Wasatch 100, which is a 100 mile run (not a relay)through the mountains from Kaysville to Midway. It's in September, so more to come about that!

Friday, February 26, 2010

CHS Class of 2000 10 Year Reunion is June 5th


Our 10 year reunion is set for June 5th, so spread the word and hold the date! Tickets will go on sale soon. We'll be holding the reunion at a great, new reception center in South Jordan called Noah's. It's a beautiful space, and we'll be in an open air room on the roof top! Click here to see pics: http://www.mynoahs.com/.
Watch the Cottonwood High Facebook page for updates and ticket sales, which will start soon.
Also, please copy this post and post it on your blogs to help us spread the word!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Worst Typo Ever!

Damn you Hancock Fabrics!! How did you know?!

(you may need to click on the picture to enlarge this to see the typo)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

It took me a week to finally decide on mine, but here they are:

1. Complete a Marathon
2. Get to goal weight by:
a) writing down everything I eat and tracking WW points even when I don't eat well
b) eating smaller portions
c) eating more fruits and veggies
d) attending WW meeting in person at least once a month
3. Pilates at least twice a week
4. Be nicer to Gus the Dog*
5. Live in and enjoy the moment

* for all you animal lovers out there, don't worry, I'm not abusing my dog. He has a great life which includes lots of walks and a nice, warm place to live, but since Sam came along I just don't like him as much, which is sad because he was my baby for 5 years. I don't know if you've seen Marley and Me, but that pretty much sums it up exactly! He's not quite as poorly behaved as Marley, but yesterday he did almost knock me holding the baby down the stairs, which caused me to drop my IPhone, which caused it to shatter, which costs $199 to get fixed when I only paid $50 for it in the first place (uh oh, there I go again getting mad at the dog)!!! Anyway, this is not fair to the dog because it's not his fault, so my goal is to change my attitude towards him this year. Also if anyone knows how to get my IPhone replaced (cuz it's ridiculous that dropping it once will shatter it) let me know.

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2010